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university press. it's a collection of scholarly and journalistic articles about the taliban and the environment in southern afghanistan and western pakistan. , and it born as an attempt at new america by a diverse group of researchers to get at some of the diversity of the taliban itself at the time when the united states was puzzling over the rejury gent as a movement and a political force in afghanistan. as a military challenge, and really a challenge that had been neglected in the years after the 2001 defeat of the islamic member of the afghanistan. and which revived and presented itself as a grave d.a. lem that toment obama administration as it arrived in 2009. our effort to cowhat think tanks do. provide ground for it an complexity and granularity about this phenomena. recognizing that the sort of clicheed image of one eyed -- and his band of the devoted and attractable fan net tack was inadequate and falsifying of the problem. so the purpose was not prosecute a particular view of the taliban but just to start to document some sections of the diversity. and some aspect
for america's third largest city. >> a report in drop in taliban attacks was wrong. now officials say there was no drop in taliban violence at all. a hot air balloon exploded in a fire ball a thousand feet above the ground, and crashed and killed more than a dozen tourists. we'll talk to a photographer who took pictures and saw it all. it's all ahead, unless breaking news changes everything. >>> first in new york city, the monster snowstorm plowing across midwest is speeding toward chicago, set to hit during the height of the evening rush. dumped snow? kansas and missouri. parts of tax got more than 19 inches. shattering a robert that -- a record that went back to 1893. in oklahoma, the piles of snow collapsed a roof, killing somebody. but the snow is just have the threat. the snow packed winds topping hurricane screen. fueling a fire in texas that killed mother and her twin toddlers. other man in kansas when his suv flipped in texas they called in the national guard to then strand drivers. >> let's begin with mike tone bin who -- tobin who is in kansas city. >> locks like the worst i
.s.-led military coalition in afghanistan incorrectly reported a decline in taliban attacks last year, peter. >> right. jenna: firms said there was no actual change in the number of the attacks. meaning that it didn't get better there. >> right. jenna: the international attacks on our troops, attacks on international troops, pardon me, were the same in 2012 as 2007 ven. -- 2011. is that normal? do we revise that? what does that mean? >> it certainly the runs against the administration's narrative that things are getting better in afghanistan. i'm very concerned about this. was this a clerical error? things like this can happen. jenna: that is what they're saying. didn't add a number somewhere along the lines. they missed it. >> congress has to look at this. the get some answers. we're talking about drawing troops down there. we talked about terrorism and al qaeda. and we found out from that report we were just talking about a lot of these people trained overseas were trained in afghanistan. now we may have a security vacuum there. we need to reassess what we're doing in afghanistan based on
is a taliban honor student. before that drone blows you up blow yourself up. take down sign reading 137 days without a drone strike. >> bret: good tips. some are better than others, charles. thanks forever inviting us into your home tonight. that is it for this "special report" fair balanced and unafraid. >> this is the fox report. tonight, the real story about the security situation in afghanistan. it turns out the numbers the pentagon told us about to tout how well they were doing are wrong. plus nks a hot air balloon explodes? mid-air. tourists killed by more than a dozen. >> i hear a loud explosion and see a lot of smoke. >> shepard: witnesses say the blast shook the ground and some passengers jumped seven stories trying to escape the burning balloon. tonight, searching for answers as the blame game begins. plus,. [bell] >> shepard: 20 years ago today. [sirens] >> shepard: terrorists tried to bring down the world trade center. >> it was just so infamiliar tommable. >> a new warning about americans joining forces with al qaeda. and why didn't we think of this sooner? dennis rodman brings
girl who survived being shot in the head by the taliban is speaking clearly and has now released her own video statement. the brave teenager's message to the world, a show of resilience for you this monday next. >>> also last night's battle between the ravens and 49ers set a new record for the longest super bowl ever, thanks in part to this, the blackout during the third quarter. we're going to take a look what may have caused the outage. is it beyonce's fault, jon? that is the big question. the halftime show, did it do it? jon: you know, at least people drank a lot of beer during that 34 minutes. jenna: it apparently helped the television ratings as welcoming across from the "new york times." very interesting. big story for us. we'll get to the bottom of this mystery, hopefully next. jon: new developments in the remarkable recovery of that pakistani teenager who defied the taliban. 15-year-old malala yousufzai was shot in the head last year after she spoke out for the rights of girls to get an education. now she is releasing a video statement speaking clearly about her recovery. jam
a taliban terrorist in california, pay raise. no, freeze for three years. over the last five years one i.c.e. agent killed, one secret service agent killed, three a.t.f. agents killed, one d.e.a. agent killed, two u.s. marshals killed, air traffic controller to put the safety for my family and your family and our constituents as they fly through the sky, the n.i.h. my family has been devastated my cancer. my father died at cancer. my mother died of cancer and it's impacted on my family. dr. collins, who mapped the human genome system that will save many of you and your lives and your sons and daughters because of basically following that system, working on liver cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, which my mom died off. dr. collins and his team will have been frozen for three years. nasa, we just went through the 10th anniversary of the challenger explosion. those astronauts that sit on that rocket, those and now in the future, if you have a nasa facility in your district and they sit on that rocket to go up, they froze for three years. firefighters out in the west wh
the nra still wield all the power it once did in washington? and the voice the taliban tried to silence. the inspiration and recovery of mulala. for the first time today she is speaking out in her own words. this is an dre mitchell reports only on msnbc. ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. some brokerage firms are. but way too many aren't. why? because selling their funds makes them more money. which makes you wonder. isn't that a conflict? go to e-trade. we've got over 8,000 mutual funds and not one of them has our name on it. e-trade. less for us. more for you. >>> in our headlines today, funeral services are being held today in new york city for the long-time mayor ed koch at a manhattan synagogue. his coffin was draped with the new york city flag as president bill clinton led other political figures in praising the street-wise mayor for his political accumin. >> i don't think i ever
in a series of bombings in kirkuk. a pakistani girl shot by the taliban is speaking out for the first time since the attack that nearly killed her. 15-year-old malala yousufzai was shot in the head last october. that same month, she was airlifted to a hospital in britain. in a new video released today-- but taped last month-- she insisted she will go on advocating for the education of girls. >> i'm getting better day by day. it's just because of people. because all the people, men, women, children, all of them, all of them have prayed for me. because of these prayers, god has given me a second life. this is a new life. i want to serve the people. i want every girl, every child to be educated. >> sreenivasan: the teenager is expected to remain in britain for some time. newly installed secretary of state john kerry had his first day on the job today. the former senator entered the state department's harry truman building to a big crowd and loud cheers from staffers. he said he hopes to help make the world more prosperous and peaceful. wall street had its worst day of the year to date, amid n
. >> a schoolgirl and pakistan is being treated after being shot by the taliban and has undergone another to successful operations. she was shot in the head in october as she left school. she was targeted because she campaigned for girls' education. on saturday, doctors reconstructed her skull and fitted in plant into her ear. doctors say they are pleased with her progress. there currently at the country residence of the bridge by mr. following talks on monday trade is the third trilateral summit since last year. the leaders met in july and into the timber. but for the first time, terry and intelligence officials will join them for face-to-face talks as part of an effort to improve cooperation and forestry to withdraw from afghanistan next year. a fire has destroyed almost 100 homes in a shantytown in the capital of bangladesh. everyone appears to have escaped, but it has left more than 500 people homeless. >> the fire started in a shantytown. only a short time later, many homes were destroyed. the fire department says it took an hour to get the flames of a control. residents tried to hel
, the pakistani taliban. it is a tough job. checkpoints have been targeted. bomb blasts are common. understanding the threat is crucial if pakistan is to secure the province. >> it is simple if it has been -- it would be simple if it would be tackled properly. unfortunately, we have seen in recent years, in the past decade -- we have not seen much instance of involvement of federal government to reveal -- to resolve these issues. >> in january, the government -- government-reuule was announced. they are hoping to better control security. for the market traders, it has made a difference. >> i warned them -- i want them to stay. we need to security that only the army and central government can provide. >> that continued government rule is unlikely. it is simply too political. the government is only mandated to rule for another two months. by then, there will be a election -- they will be in election mode. security will be one of the big voting issues. but security will not be the only issue. the province is a mix of tribal, ethnic, and sectarian authorities -- loyalties. imran khan, al jazeera. >>
which was banned by the former taliban regime as unislamic. ♪ >> students from the afghanistan national institute of music performed traditional afghan tunes. in new york's prestigious carnegie hall on tuesday. the school was established in 2010 under the afghan administration of education with hefty financial support from abroad. half the school's 140 students are orphans or street children. one-third of them are girls. musicians ranging in age from 10 to 22 also enjoyed the rare opportunity to perform alongside a local american high school orchestra. >> because they're in afghanistan, no girls play music and i'm happy, i'm lucky. >> translator: my goal is that one day i'll be a good musician, a good music player. then i can show other people around the world that afghans are good at playing music. ♪ >> the orchestra's tour schedule also includes performances in boston as well as at the kennedy center in washington, d.c. >>> and that's going to wrap up our bulletin. i'm patchari raksawong in bangkok. >>> emerging economic powers still struggling with poverty. embolden citizens still
in attacks by the taliban and other insurgents including roadside bombings. attacks by multinational forces or afghan security troops were responsible for 316 deaths or about 11% of the total. >>> western and arab nations are leading donors to palestinians. but due to the current economic down turn, the present level of economic assistance is insufficient to meet needs. palestinians are turning to asia to gain knowledge and experience from the region which will lead to economic growth. we explain. >> reporter: these people in the gaza strip are jubilant after being provided new homes. saudi arabia finances the construction. nearly half of the 4.3 million residents in palestine are refugees. they lost their land and homes through the establishment of israel and during arab/israeli wars. many nations have provided money through u.n. organizations of those in difficulty. assistance was built schools and hospitals. palestinians want to change their dependence on foreign aid. last year, the u.n. general assembly upgraded palestine's status to nonmember state. this has motivated residents to try
in attacks by the taliban and other insurgents, including roadside bombings. attacks by multinational forces or afghan security troops were responsible for 316 deaths, or about 11% of the total. >>> western and arab nations are leading donors to palestinians. however, due to the economic downturn in the west, the present level of financial assistance is insufficient to meet their needs. palestinians are now turning to asia. they believe they can gain knowledge and experience from the region, which will lead to economic growth. nhk world's kohei tsuji explains. ♪ >> reporter: these people in the gaza strip are jubilant after being provided new homes. saudi arabia financed the construction. nearly half of the 4.3 million residents in palestine are refugees. they lost their land and homes through the establishment of israel and during arab-israeli wars. many nations have provided money through u.n. organizations for those in difficulty. assistance has built schools and hospitals. but palestinians want to change their dependence on foreign aid. last year, the u.n. general assembly upgraded pal
it police shot and killed. the taliban is claiming responsibility for all four. it has emerged that oscar pistorius' older brother himself is facing a homicide charge. oscar pistorius free on bail on friday after the shooting of his girlfriend's on valentine's day. leaders of 11 african countries have signed a peace deal to end nearly 20 years of fighting and a democratic republic of congo. they pledged to stop interfering in congolese affairs. m22 rebel group is not a part of the agreement. while the scale of the conflict is truly staggering, with an 5 million people have died since 1998. many during what was described as africa's world war. more than 2 million people are still without a home. last year m-22 rebels launched a new offensive aimed at taking over the east of the country. we have the story. >> things have not gotten much better since the last time i was here in december. the agency say more than 120,000 people have fled from their homes since the siding in november. thousands of people have come here. 80 kilometers outside of goma. may concern is food and access to decent sh
at the numbers. now we know the numbers were wrong. taliban attacks are not on the way down in afghanistan. as violent in 2012 as it was in 2011. no change at all. jennifer griffin live at the pentagon tonight. jennifer, what happened? >> well, with little fanfare, shep, u.s. and nate officials in afghanistan removed from their web site the month-to-month figure saying attacks by the taliban were down by 7% last year. there seemed to be a mistake. a mistake that led to administration officials making statements like this. >> violence levels have been trending downward in the last two years after five years of steady increases beginning in 2006. >> the problem is the attacks weren't trending downward. they were exactly the same as in 2011. an embarrassing admission by the pentagon that the the narrative about how the president's strategy in afghanistan was bearing fruit may have been misleading, shep. >> shepard: they must be making some case at the pentagon in their own defense. >> well, in essence, they blame the afghans. the afghan commanders supposedly forgot to submit their field repor
by the taliban has had major surgery and in the u.k. she was airlifted to britain in october after being targeted for promoting growth and education. doctors worked on reconstructing her skull and restoring hearing. they say she is making good progress. successful projects raise awareness and millions of dollars. it does not necessarily help the cause. >> inside a small london shop, something rather peculiar is going on. and walnuts are meeting their doom and one by one. this is a hard edge of their battle against prostate cancer in the u.k. chris adams has the disease and is the trustee for the charity. >> there has been a significant increase in the awareness of prostate cancer. we have not cracked a walnut and yet, but we are working on it. >> smashing nuts may seem like an odd way to fight the disease, but so is growing a mustache or getting a 69-year-old grammy on board or dressing up in costumes to run yourself to exhaustion. these are always charities have chosen to get themselves notice. it is very business minded, and is working. >> they try to build an identity. they are trying to engag
in powering afghan communities to defend against taliban intimidation and violence. plans are being developed to increase the authorized size of the alp program from 30,000 to 45,000. the next centcom commander will also play an important role in shaping our enduring partnership with afghanistan after 2014. the partnership that i fully support. ike m. concerned however by the plants to reduce the afghan national security forces by a third starting in 2015. 352,000 to 230,000 by 2017. i believe that any future reductions in the size of the afghan forces should be based on security conditions in afghanistan at that time and this afghan security forces make and providing for their country security, we should reassure them that we will continue to support these efforts by deciding that as we withdraw our forces that there won't get drawdown and afghan forces. progress in afghanistan remains fragile and significant challenges to afghanistan's long-term stability remain. among the greatest threat to its stability are the safe havens for afghan insurgents across the pakistan border. the government o
province. on the presence of foreign troops there there has been fights against taliban. after 20 years of fighting the republic of congo have moved to peace. they will try to end the conflict. we have this report from goma in eastern congo. >> for decades regional meddling has let to complex. neighbors states, desperate to ben it from its fast natural resources. this is supposed to see an end to that. they have agreed to reform government institutions as well as the army and police. >> we vigorously commit ourselves. you need to represent our obligations. and we wish that all the signatures do the same. so the framework is too vague. it is not clear how much power bodies like the u.n. will have to make sure leaders stick to their word. >> it's been on the political level some discussions between the different governments involved. and people at the grass roots levt are not hurt. the rebel group that is grown in power, building almost a state within a state but its own government and tax collection of taxes. knew power to fight the rebels. the force would be backed up by intelligence co
hailed as a hero for standing up to the taliban and now the girl who was brutally attacked has been nominated for the nobel peace prize. the 15-year-old girl was attacked by gunmen, traveling home from school in october. the teenager was targeted for writing a blog that criticized the taliban for keeping girls from getting an education. more good news from the girl. the doctor successfully carried out a five-hour surgery on london to reconstruct her skull and help restore her lost hearing. for more than sick years, a portrait of jesus has hung in middle school, along with other well-known and important people in history. but that may be ending. the freedom from religion and the aclu says it violates the first amendment and wants to take it down. hiram, what have you been able to tell the school about the demand that the portrait of jesus has to go? >> well, we have been asked by the school district to do a report and recommendation. one of the things that we found out is that, you know, this is the back bone of america, jackson, ohio. these are hard-working fireworks and they have b
overthrew the taliban in afghanistan and then got out of there. of course, afghanistan fell apart and we had go back. anorak it's falling apart very, very quickly. we are facing an insurgency, we don't know what to do. like nagl, all the officers who were there hadn't been trained to fight this sort of war. they do know what to do so they did what they usually do. which was to bang down doors and arrest and kill people, which is anybody who would read nagl what is known is counterproductive because you wind up killing the wrong people. you inflame, you this off their brother and their cousins and they become insurgents, too. so the insurgents is going. meanwhile, petraeus upend mosul besides to put into effect the ideas of these books he's been reading. so he and his guys, they start setting up elections for the new district council. they set up the elections. they bring in fuel trucks from turkey. they read open the university. they get to mutation systems going. they get some iraqis to open up newspapers. he opens up the border to syria along northern iraq. it is all this on his own. he's
organization. it belongs to no state. attacking states, laying low state government, defeating the taliban, al qaeda, making war in it will not stop it because terrorism like steanlt like markets are independenter in their character. what we have created beginning of the 21st century is a deep symmetry between the challenges we face and the political response the political institutions we have to respond to that. every challenge is interdependent global cross frontier and the primary political actors that respond are bounded, frontiered, independent nation states. and in that a symmetry, you can see the dysfunction of the modern world. we watch, for example, starting four or five years ago in copenhagen and going through mexico city and due by and recent meetings where 180 or 190 nations came together to renew the protocol already out of date in term of the ecological challenges but to embrace that now and failing to do so. and going home and saying that is because our sovereignty said china, the u.s., now canada, even leaders doesn't permit us to monitor. doesn't permit us to report to intern
, the taliban and associated forces in response to the 9/11 attacks and we may also use force consistent with our inherent right of national self-defense. there is nothing in international law that bans the use of remotely pilotted aircraft for this purpose or that prohibits us from using lethal force against our enemies outside of an active battlefield at least when the country involved con cents or is unwilling to take action against a threat. second, targeted strikes are ethical. without question, the ability to target a specific individual from hundreds or thousands of miles away raises profound questions. here, i think it is useful to consider such strikes against the basic principle of the law of war that govern the use of force. targeted strikes conform to the principle of necessity. requirement that the target has definite military value. in this armed conflict, individuals who are part of al qaeda or its associated forces are legitimate military targets. we have the authority to target them with lethal force, just as we target enemy leaders in past conflicts such as them and the
. it was deliberate because the plan was overthrow saddam and get out. just like we overthrew the taliban in afghanistan and then got out of there and of course afghanistan fell apart. i and iraq is falling apart very quickly. we are facing an insurgency we don't know what to do with like all the officers who are there have not been trained to fight this sort of war. it was not in the manuals and they didn't know what to do so they do what they usually do which was to bang down doors and arrest people. anyone who has read kahlÚa would have known as counterproductive because you end up killing the wrong people and you inflame -- you make them mad so the insurgents is flaming and meanwhile petraeus in mosul decides to put into effect the ideas in these books he has been reading. he and his guys start setting up an election for the new district. they vet the candidates candidatecandidate s and they said that the elections. they bring in fuel trucks. they reopened the university. they get communication systems going. they get some iraqis to open up newspapers. he opens up the border to syria
fight against 300 heavily armed taliban and insurgence. a combat outpost, and isolated base located in eastern afghanistan. >> i accept this tremendous honor on behalf of all soldiers who have served with me that they. that a soldier's it did not make it. and for the rest of the team the fought valiantly and magnificently that they, forever be humbled by the bravery, the commitment to service and the loyalty for one another. lou: the fourth living person to receive the military's highest ever for -- highest honor. the northeast slowly returning to normal after being buried under a record-setting snowstorm over the weekend that left at least zero people dead in new england. schools remain closed across much of new england and new york today. 140,000 homes and businesses still without power. meanwhile residence in mississippi are cleaning up after tornadoes cut a 75-mile path of destruction across the south central portion of the state. at least 63 people were injured. 200 homes damaged or destroyed red storm rising. is america more communist china and china more capitalist than ameri
. october 3, 2009, everything changed. predawn ambush, combat output near the pakistan border, 300 taliban stormed the base where 50 american seasonals became sitting ducks in a valley surrounded by mountains owned by the enemy. >> what happened next is described as one of the most intense battles of the war in gans. they have the advantage, high ground. unleashing everything they had. >> clinton romesha and others jumped from their beds. managed to call in air support that killed 30 insurgents. >> rocket-propelled gri free naid exploded sending shrapnel in to his hip, arm and neck. he kept fighting. >> combat came within ten feet. >> he and his team kept charging. 50-meters. 80-meters. ultimately 100-meter run through a hail of bullets. they reached the fallen friends and brought them home. >> staff sergeant clinton romesha remains reluctant hero. >> this reward is for the eight seasonals that didn't make it. for the rest of the team that fought valueaboutly and magnificently that day. >> the parents at the white house for medal of honor ceremony. the fellow soldiers say they would follow
and that check is there. if congress does not want to wage war against the taliban, against whomever, they can cut off funding. >> thank you. >> i am a student at rutgers university. john mentioned the large majority of americans support giving the president the authority to kill american citizens without charges or trial or to process. my question is, if you were identified as a threat by some nameless official in the administration, where you want to process? >> the issue is not -- [applause] john: i don't think there would name him. they might name me. >> the issue is whether we are in a war situation, whether we are operating under the war powers of the constitution or whether we are in a law enforcement situation. the to have radically different approaches. we killed tens of thousands of american citizens, maybe hundreds of thousands with no due process in the civil war, and it was the right thing to do. [applause] john: on that note we're out of time. >> you want to discredit a movement, defend the confederacy. go ahead. john: ambassador bolton. no more time left. than
.s.-led military coalition in afghanistan admitting it incorrectly reported a 70% drop in taliban attack last year, officials admit there of no change in attacks. a coalition spokesman blames it on a clerical error. and insists it does not alter their basic,sesment of the war but it does under cut obama administration's argument. >> new york today marking 20 anniversary of first terrorist attack on world trade center in 1993. a moment of silence was held. the ceremony was held at 9/11 memorial where the trin towers were destroyed 8 years later. lori: the war on terror taking on a new front, a shocking report said that america's enemies are increasingly homegrown. >> reporter: 20 years since first world trade center attack, this investigative report shows the face of domestic terrorism is changing. the new generation of al qaeda operative is made in the u.s. >> future attacks will be less well organized, less complexed, less likely to succeed and more than likely to be conducted by citizens or long-term residents of the u.s. >> reporter: head investigated 171 individuals convicted of al qaeda relat
and killed a police officer there protecting the workers. the taliban commander by way of background banned the vaccinations. says at least ten health care workers have been killed since december. pakistan, one of just three countries where polio remains a threat. >>> and kazakhstan, talks are under way about iran's nuclear program. there are representative there's from iran, germany, and the five permanent members of the united nations security council. the u.s., france, britain, russia, china. since last round of talks last june, iran's uranium enrichment program has expanded violating u.n. resolutions. >> iran's claiming its program is for civilian use only, energy and such things but western leaders fear iran is building a nuclear bomb. >>> canada, a group of scientists is now calling for food to be dna tested to make sure these things, products, are what they say they really are. >> now paula newton will report test willing keep horse meat from ending up in beef products and other types of food fraud. >> reporter: with all of the new food scares i bet you're wondering if there's any wa
. we went because it met our goal to give it about qaeda. we have been in the taliban government and set the country sorted into free play, we develop some kind of moral responsibility for helping them get it right. third, geostrategic plates in america in the world's interest to have a stable region. if afghanistan were unstable, acting pakistan's stability would be very tenuous and it challenges anyway, but i think it's important. my view is that we need to do is be persistent and consistent in the region. the reason people are so nervous is because in 2004 the inc. were going to leave and they seemed asleep before. in 1989 returned from the region. it doesn't matter whether each afghan style that appeared its become a commonly accepted truth that we left in 1989 and they're starting to think we're going to walk in 2014 and there will be nobody they can rely on. they'll have other strategic allies. so what they looking for is the idea of a long-term strategic partnership. i don't think that the specific number of troops. i think it's the idea you got an ally somewhere in their
out of her hands. but in pakistan the government is still providing shelter for the taliban. and there's still no real solid ra approachment between us and then. so it is very hard to see that her soothing, her repairing of applianc appliance-- alliances necessarily resulted in concrete policy achievements. >> suarez: susan, wasn't it a pretty complicated mess, not only where places as trudy knows, like pakistan, but even with some of america's closest allies. >> well, that's exactly right. i mean these are times where, you know, you play the hand you are dealt as secretary of state not only because the white house decides the big picture policy. but the world over the last four years has been a complicated place who would have expected that actually europe our closee-- closest allies would have been in a period of enormous internal turmoil greater than anything they have seen since the end of world war 2. so clinton was left to manage those relationships. i think i would say that she was often a soother, but often as not she was also someone who would speak out in a tough manner. look
not for afghans. they didn't invite in 2001. it meant our goal to get rid of al qaeda. when we upped the taliban government and set the country in to free play, i think we developed a responsibility for helping them set it right. third, i think in america and the world's interest to have a stability region. if afghanistan were to be completely unstable, i think pakistan's stability would be very tenuous. and they have challenges anyway. i think it's important. so my view what we need to do is be consistent and persistent in the region. the reason people in afghanistan are nervous because in 2004, they think we're going leave and they have seen us leave before. in 1989 we turned from the region. it doesn't matter which each individual afghan saw that. it's become commonly accepted truth we left in 19 the 9 ab and they're walk in 2014. and they'll be nobody they can rely on. they don't have other strategic allies. what they're looking for, in my view, the idea of a long-term strategic partnership. i don't think that's a specific number of troops in a specific amount of money. ink it's the idea you
% of their population now under afghan control and security. we've been able to diminish the taliban's capabilities. violence has gone down. we're also developing an afghan army that is increased its operational skill to provide security. so we're on the right path towards trying to give afghanistan the opportunity to govern and secure itself. >> general dempsey, very quickly, women in combat. implementing that. is there some movement on capitol hill to pass a law to make sure you don't change standards, somehow lower standards. do you think that's good legislation? >> they can legislate if they like. they don't have to do that, because -- >> you're not going to change your stance? >> we're going to make sure we have the right standards for right job to maintain the readiness of the force. my primary responsibility is the readiness of the force. there's also requirement as we open up occupational specialties to report to congress, and they would have the opportunity to ask us what we've done to standards. look, this really is about changing the paradigm from one of exclusiveness to inclusiveness to
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